Category Archives: Food Industry

Food manufacturing, processing, and cold storage. Seafood, produce, poultry, beef/poultry, meals/meal kits, and food ingredients intended for grocery stores, restaurants, institutions, and consumers. Facilities with freezers, coolers, USDA processing areas, bakeries, floor drains, food safety testing labs, and wastewater interceptors.

Cooler Freezer Food Building Listings – For Lease / Sale in Los Angeles area

Please see the following available property listings of freezer, cooler, and food processing buildings over 10,000 square feet in size for sale or lease in Los Angeles County. Including Vernon, Commerce, and Downtown L.A. Ideal for cold storage warehousing or food manufacturing. Suitable for produce, meat, dairy, seafood, poultry/chicken, commissary, food prep, beverage, juice, brewery, or food distribution warehouse uses.

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Updated list in Acrobat PDF format: Cold_Storage_Food_Buildings_Listings_Los-Angeles-sale-lease-freezer-cooler-processing-warehouses-2019-07-19

Food Processing Freezer Cooler Building – For Sale, South Gate, Los Angeles County

ruchti-20151215-95A great food production and cold storage facility. The owner built coolers and freezer in 2004 that are 43 feet high which accommodate 5 high racking. The facility has floor drains, washable walls, clarifier/interceptor with wastewater discharge, pasteurization machinery and liquid silos, 13 truck high loading positions, and is situated on a large 116,740 square foot lot of M2 zoned land in the City of South Gate, Los Angeles County, California.

Freezer/cooler room, 43 foot high ceiling, 5 high and 4 deep racking

Located 20 minutes from the Port of LA, LAX, and Downtown Los Angeles. Visible from the 710 Long Beach Freeway. Central Southern California location.

The building lends itself to the following food industries: meat, beef, poultry, fish/seafood, eggs, dairy (milk, cheese), beverages like kombucha or juice, brewery, bakery, frozen food manufacturing, prepared meal delivery, commercial kitchen, airline commissary, produce processing, etc… For sale listing: Download Aerial Brochure. This is a rare opportunity to acquire such a high quality food facility. Was built to USDA and SQF food safety specifications.

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aerial showing freezer, cooler, dock loading, and this food production facility property.
Former food processing facility that is ideal for conversion to a marijuana cultivation cannabis growing facility.

UPDATE: this property was sold in March 2018.

Slaughterhouse Scarcity

A New York Times article describes some of the challenges of local-food movements across the country: a lack of slaughterhouses.

...growing problem for small farmers here and across the nation: too few slaughterhouses to meet the growing demand for locally raised meat."  Los Angeles has only a handful of live animal processing plants, when decades ago there were dozens.

In what could be a major setback for America’s local-food movement, championed by so-called locavores, independent farmers around the country say they are forced to make slaughter appointments before animals are born and to drive hundreds of miles to facilities, adding to their costs and causing stress to livestock.

As a result, they are scaling back on plans to expand their farms because local processors cannot handle any more animals.

The LA Times recently posted this article “One of L.A. County’s last slaughterhouses could go on the chopping block.”  Neighbors and city zoning codes pose serious challenges to any type of animal processing plant here in Southern California.

I represent one of the last slaughterhouses in the City of Los Angeles. The company is thriving with hearty demand for their product.

Grease Interceptor (Clarifier) for Food Processing Buildings

Grease fat waste interceptor clarifierFor most industrial food processing facilities, the minimum required pretreatment of water containing solids or fats (grease) consists of a three-compartment, gravity separation interceptor (clarifier) and a sampling box.  These water clarifiers can be found commonly  in the yard area outside of the food prep area for operations such as seafood processing, poultry deboning, beef cutting, produce packing, commercial kitchens, commissaries, etc…  The goal of these interceptors is to prevent dirty water containing solids from entering the sewer system.    They are designed specifically for the sanitary removal of solid waste from food processing operations and smaller versions are commonly called grease traps in restaurants.